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The Domestication of Critical Theory
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Publication date March 2, 2016
Pages 231
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781783484300
ISBN-10 1783484306
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $120.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Critical theory was one of the most vigorous and insightful intellectual traditions of the twentieth-century. At its core was a critique of culture and consciousness tied to instrumental rationality and capitalist economic life. Yet, Michael J. Thompson argues in this highly original book that this once critical tradition has been domesticated - it no longer offers a philosophically convincing nor politically viable form of social critique.

Thompson demonstrates that critical theory has surrendered its concerns with domination, alienation, and the pathologies of capitalist modernity and shifted its focus toward neo-Idealist themes. This new critical theory has turned its back on the insights of the classical critical theorists. Thompson traces how this shift occurred and how we can reclaim critique in an age of conformism, apathy, and depoliticization. He goes on to defend the different aspects of critical theory that can be used to reformulate social critique, one that must be brought into a dialogue with contemporary political, social and moral philosophy that protects the lasting and crucial legacy of critical theory as an emancipatory political project.


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9781783484300 | details & prices | 231 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $120.00
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9781783484317 | details & prices | 231 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $39.95

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